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$ 50
Mar 2008
Akron, OH
Cable TV problems were with wiring  more... close row
$ 125
Jun 2008
Memphis, Tennessee
Two technicians to repair cable TV service  more... close row
$ 287
Feb 2008
Chicago, IL
Cable lines fixed after being knocked down  more... close row

Description of service

The person who cleans our gutters accidentally knocked some wires down that were needed for the cable TV. The cost to have our cable provider repair the lines was $287.

Review of Service

We paid a local neighborhood boy to clean the gutters. We were told he had experience but while he was up there he ended up dropping his tools off the roof. They hit a tree and snagged on some cable lines. These lines were not anchored properly and were ripped down.

We called the cable company and they told us that they could come out and fix it but that it would take 5 days before they could get anyone out. When the guy finally showed up it took him about two hours. He was very late and he was not a very courteous or friendly man. He wasn't rude, but I definitely got the feeling he was annoyed to have to fix our wires.

When it was all said and done we were billed $287. I realize it was not the fault of the cable company that these wires were damaged but it did not take a lot of material to fix this and only two hours. I felt we were really overcharged and was annoyed that they didn't tell us how much it would be until we got our bill in the mail.


Ask the company how much they think the repairs might be before they come out. I have never tried it, but you might be able to get someone else to make these type of repairs at a lower cost.

$ 35
Jun 2008
Louisville, KY
Repair of TV that went out suddenly  more... close row
$ 15
Dec 2007
Los Angeles, CA
Long wait on phone but short wait in person  more... close row
$ 69
Apr 2008
Chicago, Illinois
Puppy chewed cable to back of TV  more... close row
$ 0
Apr 2008
Binghamton, NY
Cable company paid for service  more... close row
$ 50
Feb 2007
Uniontown, OH
Try to get a discount if repairman is late  more... close row
$ 30
Mar 2008
East Lansing, MI
Should not have had to pay for this service  more... close row
$ 50
Mar 2008
Astoria, OR
Unfriendly cable repair person  more... close row
$ 0
Feb 2008
Baltimore, MD
repairs not covered when it's your own fault  more... close row
$ 35
Aug 2008
Syracuse, NY
Many additional fees for replacement  more... close row